Joyce W. Smith, age 87, of 701 East 27th Avenue, Cordele, died Thursday, September 24, 2020, at her residence.
Born in Ocilla, she was the daughter of the late Carl Vinson Walters and Alda Paulk Walters. She taught school for many years at J. S. Pate Elementary and Blackshear Trail Elementary in Cordele. Mrs. Smith enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting but her passion was playing bridge. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cordele.
Daughter: Joy Collins of Vienna
Son: Jeff Smith (Teresa) of Cordele
Sister: June NeSmith (Doyle) of Lyons
James Calvin "Jake" Smith, II
Amanda Leigh Smith
Brett Collins (Allison)
Amy Allen (Patrick)
Shelby Leigh Collins
Ellie Kate Collins
She was preceded in death by her sons, James Calvin "Jim" Smith, III and John Alan Smith; her sisters, Myrtle Meeks and Lullene Hancock; her brothers, Lorie Walters and Emory Walters.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, September 26 in Vienna City Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, 137 Kelly Road, Cordele, Georgia 31015 or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023.
Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.
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